Anna Gertrude Smith

29 October 1876–23 November 1954 (Age 78)
Defiance Township, Defiance, Ohio, United States

The Life of Anna Gertrude

When Anna Gertrude Smith was born on 29 October 1876, in Defiance Township, Defiance, Ohio, United States, her father, Simeon Smith, was 31 and her mother, Mary Amanda Evans, was 22. She married Alfred Allen Wolff on 25 April 1900, in Defiance, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Washington Township, Henry, Ohio, United States in 1900 and Monroe Township, Putnam, Ohio, United States in 1920. She died on 23 November 1954, in Continental, Putnam, Ohio, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in North Mount Zion Cemetery, Continental, Putnam, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alfred Allen Wolff
Anna Gertrude Smith
Marriage: 25 April 1900
Ray Simion Wolff
Earl Marion Wolff
Lester Wolfe
Ralph Alfred Wolff
Gail Wolfe
Ethel Wolfe

Spouse and Children

25 April 1900
Defiance, Ohio, United States


    Ray Simion Wolff


    Earl Marion Wolff


    Lester Wolfe


    Ralph Alfred Wolff


    Gail Wolfe


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Simeon Smith


    Mary Amanda Evans




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 6

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a worker in metal, from Middle English smith (Old English smið, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Metalworking was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents were perhaps the most widespread of all occupational surnames in Europe. Medieval smiths were important not only in making horseshoes, plowshares, and other domestic articles, but above all for their skill in forging swords, other weapons, and armor. This is the most frequent of all American surnames; it has also absorbed, by assimilation and translation, cognates and equivalents from many other languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Gertrude Wolff in household of Marion S Wolff, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Gertrude Wolfe in household of A A Wolfe, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Anna Smith in household of Simeon Smith, "United States Census, 1880"

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